Shades Repertory Theater

For Immediate Release:

Shades Repertory Theater

Garnerville Arts Center

55 West Railroad Avenue

Garnerville, N.Y. 10923

Box Office: 845.675.8044

Theater: 845.271.4295

Shades Repertory presents play on first African-American Woman to give birth while incarcerated in 1958.

(Garnerville, N.Y.) The Shades Repertory Theater opens it’s 2019 Season with a dynamic production of Samuel Harps’ Award-Winning play CLOVER, directed by veteran actor Mel Hancock. The play is inspired by the true story of the first woman to give birth in a North Carolina prison in the Summer of 1958.

The explosive two act drama will be performed by a talented group of NYC actors in the Dye Works Theater at the Historic Garnerville Arts Center on September 5, 6, 7 at 8p. (Doors Open at 7:30)

The play brings awareness to the epidemic of female incarceration in the U.S., which now stands at over 200,000, which is a 700% increase since 1980. Of this staggering statistic, 60% of these women have children under the age of 18.

CLOVER is co-sponsored by the Rockland Based Organization The Gordon Center for Black Culture & Arts (

Tickets are $20 – $18 for Students and Seniors online tics –